The original John Wayne flick is not a great movie. It was a simple morality play, but it had 6'4" John Wayne and the courage of its convictions. Lou Diamond Phillips can make me laugh and he makes a more convincing lover. However, Phillips cannot project the level of violence necessary to be completely convincing in the role despite all the gunplay.
The love story works only intermittently, however. Deborah Kara Unger falls in love at first sight and then TELLS her mom about it ten minutes later--the latter being a major failing, even for a TV movie. This means the pistol toting, hard drinking, hard loving badman must play hard to get in order to sustain the tension. A very difficult task, and the script writers do not succeed. This was why the first movie did the love story using a few nods and winks. As a result the movie drags at times--and I love slow westerns.
Finally, the score is also very bad. By the end of the movie I was definitely annoyed at hearing the thematic guitar motif for the hundredth time.
However, the film was essentially free because I have Amazon Prime, and I liked it.